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Paternal and maternal influences on differences in birth weight between Europeans and Indians born in the UK.

Wells, JC; Sharp, G; Steer, PJ; Leon, DA; (2013) Paternal and maternal influences on differences in birth weight between Europeans and Indians born in the UK. PLoS One , 8 (5) , Article e61116. 10.1371/journal.pone.0061116. Green open access

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Abstract

Ethnic groups differ significantly in adult physique and birth weight. We aimed to improve understanding of maternal versus paternal contributions to ethnic differences in birth weight, by comparing the offspring of same-ethnic versus mixed-ethnic unions amongst Europeans and South Asian Indians in the UK.

Type: Article
Title: Paternal and maternal influences on differences in birth weight between Europeans and Indians born in the UK.
Location: US
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061116
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061116
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 Wells et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC3648535
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1393777
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